This, the Arizona Republican said, was needlessly dangerous.
It's not all useless back surgery and unnecessary appendectomies and needlessly prolonging Grandma's death throes.
All of those who are positive have now needlessly spread the virus to countless others.
needlessly provocative, needlessly offensive or, at the very best, entirely needlessly thoughtless.
The last two sentences quoted above seem to me needlessly bogey-hunting.
Some of the ward doctors are careless, rude, capricious, needlessly strict.
The adverbial adjective "needlessly" explains the broad distinction.
She rose in a nervous flutter when she saw him; yet needlessly shrill in her defence, because she was angry at detection.
She was a gifted singer, surely, and was needlessly healthy.
No doubt he wished to assure himself of the extent of the disaster, in order not to alarm you needlessly.